If you have a question, just go ahead and post to the community; asking people to keep up with old entries is almost impossible.
I've sent out "invitations" twice now on LJ, and they've come to nothing. The invitation system is bogus! So, if you have a friend who'd enjoy playing with us, just drop them an email or something. I'm done fiddling with fiddly LJ fiddly-fiddles.
If you've done your 8:53 and you're ready to move on, go ahead. Write as much as you want for the morning of the first day. If you need another player's input (like, I'm going to go see Julie), write up to that point and figure out how to have a conversation (in comments? in email, and then post the results? Whatever works!)